Master of Arts (Computer Assisted Language Learning) by Major Thesis

Course 102-CA (2009)

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Year and Campus: 2009
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate




Dr Robert Debski Horwood Language Centre University of Melbourne VIC 3010 Australia Tel: +61 3 8344 9655 Email:
Course Overview:

The masters degree is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL). The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. Candidates may advance to the Doctor of Philosophy degree after successful completion of the masters or may apply to convert to the PhD at an earlier stage. An honours grade of at least H2B (70%) must be attained to qualify for the award of the masters degree.


Students who complete the masters will:

  • complete an original piece of research demonstrating a specialist understanding of the subject being studied and an awareness of the latest research directions and methods in CALL;
  • demonstrate the capacity to design and supervise the development of CALL environments in educational settings;
  • research and evaluate implementations involving the use of computers in the service of language learning.

Course Structure & Available Subjects: Thesis (30,000 words) - 100 points per year
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Not offered in 2009
Entry Requirements:

A four-year BA (Honours) degree with a research component or equivalent in the appropriate area of study or closely related area. The grade for the honours thesis component must be at least equivalent to an H2A (75%) at The University of Melbourne and the overall honours result must be at least equivalent to an H2B (70%).

Applicants must include with their application a 2,000 to 2,500 word thesis proposal and a writing sample (this may be an essay from your previous degree, a chapter from your Honours or Masters thesis or a published article). The primary basis for selection is academic merit, however, consideration will also be given to the quality of the thesis proposal, research potential, and the availability of an appropriate supervisor. Academic references may be required to assess the applicant's eligibility.

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